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CME CWO Senior Appointments
CMEA
Recently, a CANFORGEN was released announcing the Senior Appointments and Key Positions for Chief Warrant Officers. Among these appointments are seven CME members. The entire CME family should take pride in the accomplishments of these outstanding individuals. The CMEA congratulates them all.
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Corporal Gerard 'Gerry' Gaudet, WWII veteran, presented the French Legion of Honour
CMEA
The Canadian Military Engineers are pleased to advise that the Government of France has presented the National Order of the Legion of Honour to Corporal Gerrard "Gerry" Gaudet, a WWII Royal Canadian Engineer veteran and a participant in the Battle of the Liberation of France. Born in Rogersville, N.B. in 1922, Gerry enlisted in the Royal Canadian Engineers and trained in Canada with 23rd Field Company, RCE.
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Le caporal Gerard « Gerry » Gaudet, ancien combattant de la Deuxième Guerre mondiale reçoit la médaille de la Légion d'honneur de France
AGMC
Le Génie militaire canadien est fier d'annoncer que le gouvernement de la France a présenté la médaille de la Légion d'honneur de France au Caporal Gerard « Gerry » Gaudet, un vétéran de la Deuxième Guerre mondiale et membre du Corps royal du génie canadien qui a participé à la bataille de la libération de la France. Né à Rogersville, au N.-B. en 1922, Gerry s'est enrôlé dans le Corps royal du génie canadien et s'est entraîné au Canada avec la 23e Compagnie de campagne, CRGC.
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Sapper Donald Somerville, WWII veteran, to be presented the French Legion of Honour
CMEA
The Canadian Military Engineers are pleased to advise that the Government of France will be presenting the National Order of the Legion of Honour to Sapper Donald Somerville, a WWII Royal Canadian Engineer veteran and a participant in the Battle of the Liberation of France. Sapper Donald Taylor Somerville enlisted in the Royal Canadian Engineers in February 1941 with 9th Field Company, and after completing his Sapper training in Petawawa, arrived in England in July 1941 with the unit under it's new name: 1 Canadian Base Units Construction Company, RCE.
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Le sapeur Donald Somerville, ancien combattant de la Deuxième Guerre mondiale recevra la médaille de la Légion d'honneur de France
AGMC
Le Génie militaire canadien est fier d'annoncer que le gouvernement de la France présentera la médaille de l'Ordre de la Légion d'honneur au sapeur Donald Somerville, un ancien combattant de la Deuxième Guerre mondiale et membre du Corps royal du génie canadien qui a participé à la bataille de la libération de la France. Le sapeur Donald Taylor Somerville s'est enrôlé dans le Corps royal du génie canadien en février 1941 au sein de la 9e Compagnie de campagne. Après avoir terminé son entraînement de sapeur à Petawawa, il est allé en Angleterre en juillet 1941, en compagnie de son unité dont le nouveau nom était : la 1re Compagnie de construction d'unités de la base canadienne du CGRC.
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Ex RISING THUNDER — Canadian and U.S. Sappers train together
By MCpl JJN Pruneau, 3 Sect Comd, 2 Tp, 11 Fd Sqn
Ex RISING THUNDER was a Company level exercise conducted by 571st Sapper Company, 864th Engineer Battalion, 555th Engineer Brigade (U.S.). The 2 Troop Terrors from 11 Field Squadron, 1 CER were invited to attend the training as the second part of a Reciprocal Unit Exchange conducted with 7th Infantry Division. 571st Sapper Company was beginning their road to a National Training Centre rotation later this summer, which would challenge them in Sapper tasks across the spectrum of conflict. It was a short trip down for 2 Troop, having just completed a bridging exercise in the Fraser Valley to Joint Base Lewis-McChord, just outside Seattle, WA.
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Ex RISING THUNDER — Des sapeurs canadiens et américains s'entraînent ensemble
Rédigé par: le Cplc JJN Pruneau, cmdt 3 Sect, 2 Tp, 11 Esc Camp
RISING THUNDER est un exercice du niveau de compagnie orchestré par la 571e Compagnie de sapeurs, le 864e Bataillon du génie et la 555e Brigade du génie (États-Unis). La 2 Tp « Terrors » du 11e Escadron de campagne, 1 RGC, a été invitée à participer à l'entraînement dans le cadre de la deuxième partie d'un échange réciproque entre unités organisé par la 7e Division d'infanterie. Les membres de la 571e Compagnie de sapeurs se préparaient à être affecté au Centre national d'entraînement plus tard au cours de l'été, ce qui testerait leur rendement dans l'accomplissement des tâches de sapeurs dans l'ensemble du spectre des conflits. Ce fut un court voyage pour la 2 Tp qui venait tout juste de terminer un exercice de pontage dans la vallée du Fraser avant de se rendre à la base interarmées Lewis-McChord, juste à l'extérieur de Seattle, à Washington.
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Colonel reviews local cadets
Owen Sound Sun Times
Col. Dan MacIsaac, CD, commanding officer of the 5th Canadian Support Group, returned to where it all began recently. MacIsaac, whose 28-year military career has taken him across Canada and the world, was back in Owen Sound where he served as the reviewing officer for the Grey and Simcoe Foresters Royal Canadian Army Cadets Corps annual review.
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Canada remembers 70 years after guns fell mostly silent and Germans surrendered
CTV News
It was 70 years ago that the guns fell nearly silent along the Canadian and British lines in Holland. The war in northwestern Europe was almost over and Pte. Frank Graham, who'd fought with the Canadian 1st Division all through Sicily, Italy and Holland, found himself thunderstruck. "When I heard they'd given up, I thought, no they don't," said Graham, 92. "I didn't believe it to start with." The BBC had announced the ceasefire, yet Graham said he'd been disappointed by rumours before.
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Harper meets with Canadian Armed Forces members in Kuwait
Toronto Sun
After making a surprise visit to Iraq recently, Prime Minister Stephen Harper made a pit stop in Kuwait and met with Canadian Armed Forces participating in the international coalition fighting ISIS. During his visit, he ate with CAF members, slept overnight in a military barracks, and praised the soldiers' commitment to fighting jihadi terrorists.
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The mystery of the Canadian soldier who helped a Dutch family
Toronto Star
For the last 70 years, Eva Walters-Constant has kept a picture of a Canadian soldier in a special album where she keeps wedding photos of her relatives. Now 85, the Dutch woman remembers the man they called Bill as someone who worried about her family and gave them chocolate. She and her siblings would each savour a small piece before they carefully wrapped up the rest to save it. "It was very, very special," says Eva's niece, Jeanine Bult Borgers, translating for her aunt from Holland. "She's still smiling now."
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Mine counter-measures, survey and explosive ordnance disposal in port clearance and amphibious operations — part 3
Think Defence
In an amphibious operation that makes use of beaches, the beach itself and area immediately to the rear may well be mined with conventional anti-tank and anti-personnel mines. If the object of the operation is to augment or open an already established port, the scope for conventional mining and IED's is extremely broad. Port facilities, warehouses, cranes, quaysides and harbour walls are easy to mine, but difficult to clear.
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New military headset combines night vision and live thermal video from the barrel of a gun
Express
Night vision and thermal imaging play a crucial role in modern warfare. The former provides soldiers with situational awareness — illuminating their surroundings during nighttime operations or in the midst of heavy smoke or bad weather. Thermal weapon sight — which is mounted to the weapon — helps sharp-shooters quickly spot a target in poor visibility. Until now, soldiers have been forced to carry both technologies into the battlefield. But that could be about to change.
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Here's what the new Tesla battery means for the military
Defense One
Recently, Silicon Valley superstar Elon Musk announced the release of the Tesla Powerwall home battery to the rapturous delight of tech journalists and Musk-o-philes everywhere. On offer: a seven-kilowatt energy storage device for $3,000 and a 10-kilowatt unit for $3,500. Now industry watchers are debating whether the Powerwall, which is made to store electricity when it's cheap and release it when it's costly, is inexpensive enough to disrupt consumer energy markets. But it's certainly cheap enough for military buyers. Would it be useful?
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Port clearance and operations in Iraq 2003
Think Defence
The area around Umm Qasr and the Al Faw peninsular in Iraq featured a range of amphibious and mine clearance activities in 2003. The port of Umm Qasr, before the conflict, was responsible for two-thirds of the United Nations Food for Oil program imports into Iraq but as a port, it had seen better days. Much of the infrastructure was neglected, many of the approach channels had silted due to lack of dredging and wrecks littered the general area.
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